Charlottesville dating: Not an oxymoron

 We've got rolling hills, mountain views, and history galore. But if you ask the average Charlottesvillian about the local dating scene, you're likely to get a blank stare. After all, we were named one of the top 100 communities by Where to Retire magazine last year.

The flip side is that for many modern-day dater seekers, chest-thumping music halls aren't the only venues likely to produce results. The new meet markets include such unlikely locales as Lowe's, coffee bars, natural food stores... and yes, maybe even your grandmother's perennial suggestion, church.

Turn the page to begin your odyssey on the good, the bad, and the ugly that is the Charlottesville dating scene.